Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 46 km southwest of Taksimo, Maysky District, Buryatiya Republic, Russia, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 8:31 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 46 km southwest of Taksimo, Maysky District, Buryatiya Republic, Russia, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 8:31 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Dec 00:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
29 Dec 07:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards S.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 00:48
Light magnitude 4.8 quake hits 43 km southwest of Taksimo, Russia in the morning
4.8 quake 29 Dec 8:31 am (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 29 Dec 8:31 am (GMT +8)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Taksimo, Maysky District, Buryatiya Republic, Russia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 8:31 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Taksimo (pop. 10,400) located 43 km from the epicenter, Severomuysk (pop. 4,000) 50 km away, and Yanchukan (pop. 530) 88 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kuanda (pop. 9,600) located 115 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Dec 2020 00:31:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 8:31 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.14°N / 114.25°E (Buryatiya Republic, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Udokan (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Taksimo (Maysky District) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) E of Severomuysk (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) E of Yanchukan (pop: 529) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) W of Kuanda (Kalarsky District, Transbaikal Territory) (pop: 9,600) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) E of Novyy Uoyan (pop: 4,180) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) S of Bodaybo (Irkutsk Oblast) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) E of Nizhneangarsk (Severobaykal'skiy Rayon) (pop: 5,490) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Severobaykal'sk (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Severobaykal’sk (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
647 km (402 mi) NE of Ulan-Ude (pop: 360,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -35.7°C (-32 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.910 kmEast of Lake Baykal, RussiaGFZ
4.910 km40 Km E of Severomuysk, RussiaUSGS

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